No point building dams, the rain wont fill them.

Remember this?

Tim Flannery on Lateline in 2005.

I’M afraid that the science around climate change is firming up fairly quickly . . . we’ve seen just drought, drought, drought, and particularly regions like Sydney and the Warragamba catchment—if you look at the Warragamba catchment figures, since 98 the water has been in virtual free fall, and they’ve got about two years of supply left . . .

Maxine McKew: But. . . we won’t see a return to more normal patterns?

Flannery: . . . they do seem to be of a permanent nature. I don’t think it’s just a cycle. I’d love to be wrong, but I think the science is pointing in the other direction.

A permanent nature? The only thing permanent about alarmists is that these predictions are permanently dead wrong.

And how about this. The Thompson dam holds 1,068.000 ML at capacity. It takes at least 7-10 years to fill on average.
Lake Eildon has released 1,100,000 ML in the last 12 months alone. That would fill another Thompson Dam, providing another 20 years of water.

This is yet another disgrace from the government and those agencies like the BOM and CSIRO forecasting such garbage.



4 thoughts on “No point building dams, the rain wont fill them.

  1. GM Water upping the outflows to 7750ML/day from today. Another event the Sept’10 where the lake rose one metre in 24 hours would spell danger. All-in-all, a fantastic water management display by G-M Water. If only Governments or private enterprise with foresight made a big call and constructed more basins downstream of the Lake.

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